Clinical Biomechanics of Spinal Manipulation
This clinically oriented text focuses on biomechanics as it relates to spinal manipulative treatment, emphasising the applications to daily practice.Chapters cover basic mechanics, functional anatomy, mechanics of spinal manipulation, and the effects of spinal manipulation. A chapter of case studies illustrates the application of biomechanics to spinal manipulation.
The first chapter contains an undergraduate level introduction to mechanics. Chapters 2 and 3 are concerned with the detailed functional anatomy of the lumbar, thoracic and cervical spine. Chapters 4 and 5 contain detailed and comprehensive accounts of the clinical biomechanics of spinal manipulation, and the physiological and neuromuscular effects produced by these manipulations, respectively. Chapter 6 concludes with a selected series of case studies taken directly from clinical practice.